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US border agents halt migrant family prosecutions

Image copyright Getty Images A US border security chief says he has temporarily stopped launching criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the country with children. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Texas the prosecution referrals were suspended last week. He said it followed an order last week by President […]

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Trump to Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters: 'Be careful'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Representative Maxine Waters has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration US President Donald Trump has stepped up his war of words with Democrats after his spokeswoman was kicked out of a restaurant by its anti-Trump owner. Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters encouraged supporters to publicly harass Trump administration […]

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Pentagon: Two military bases to house migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of women and children have arrived at the US border fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries Two US military bases will be used as temporary camps to house migrants who crossed the border illegally, the US defence secretary has said. Secretary Jim Mattis did not say […]

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World Cup 2018: Switzerland trio avoid bans for 'eagle gesture' goal celebrations

Granit Xhaka (left) and Xherdan Shaqiri both play their football in England Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner have avoided bans for their ‘double-headed eagle gesture’ celebrations in their side’s World Cup win over Serbia. Fifa fined Xhaka and Shaqiri 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,632) and Lichtsteiner SFr5,000 (£3,816) for “unsporting behaviour” for the […]